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we are in the middle because you what the economy to improve but not want to the fed to stop totally but yet you want to show it is getting better because sees earnings have to grow so the goldilocks scenario is the underlying growth would pick up and yet pick up later but then not have a crash when e rates go higher. dennis: you say the stocks go down with good news because we are scared they will tie ended? but today they went up triple digits is there such an attitude to where i think the economy will go okay? >> fortunately a part of that is the investors are confident coming back to the stock market. it will go up even just people thinking it is up. >> what did you think of the report today? >> solid but not spectacular. to reduce thousand jobs is a good bumper but every other indicator was positive. most importantly we saw improvement of the for sandage other americans in the workforce. i was happy with this report but we should not be celebratory i remember in the '80s and '90s we had five budgets thousand jobs in one month but it there is no such styles as to get the jobs cre
and a very favorable way for wall street despite the expectation that a growing economy will lead to the end of the federal reserve easing money policies. first to the economy, the november jobs report showed an unemployment rate of 7%. that is the lowest monthly unemployment rate since the december before president obama took office. the economy beating expectations , creating more than 200,000 jobs last month. with september and october payroll numbers also revised higher. the labor force participation rate ticked up for the first time in nearly five years. after hitting a 35 year low in october. and the total number of people out of work including the unemployed and the under employed dropped by more than a million people last month. those job gains and a broad range of industries, including higher paying sectors like manufacturing and construction, which added 27,000 new jobs alone last month. wall street today indicated investors may now be prepared to bid adios to quantitative easing despite lingering fears that the better reserve will quit its easing money policies in. the doubt -- do
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that these sanctions have absolutely crippled that economy. and so, what we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the iranian people, who are frankly way more pro-american than people might think -- >> right. >> -- that we aren't really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want. the hard-liners are isolated right now in iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up at the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future. this is about building confidence with the negotiators on the iranian side but also the iranian people. >> there's a political dimension to this. one of the polls we have, which is from reuters ipsos, on support for this deal show 2-1 support for it, which i was heartened to see. that doesn't necessarily reflect what i saw necessarily in the pundit class. but there's another moral dimension to this. i've heard a lot of people, along with some of your colleagues and commentators, we've got
? >> the idea is that it grows when the economy is bad and it contracts when the economy starts to improve. projections are that in the next five years it will go back at the 1996 levels to ensure its economy and the point is to boost wages. neil: one people out of seven people, isn't that bad? >> one person out of seven people is about $23,000 a year getting for food stamps. >> i'm not sure it's one out of seven. but what i hear what melissa is saying. it's a bad economy. 65% of greries and food stamps due to that. neil: we also relax the standards? >> yes, starting under george bush. as well as president obama. there were a reqrements and tests and the like. but that is a recent development. while people are misleading others about when they say that there is not an explosion of food stamps, there's a higher growth rate. what they are saying is rescue the food stamp program for the truly poor. the. neil: we could go back and forth for who is really poor and who is not poor. but you could go beyond food stamps, now you are close to one out of three americans getting assistance. and it mak
about this later in this half-hour? get the economy strong enough, wringing hands over federal reserve losses? charles: we are making the transition to a faster economy, the period when you hand the fed driven rally to the economy, weeks or months, and the bias will be to the downside. dagen: the fourth. and football. a missed call last week. and new technology on the field for the nfl. connell: cold weather driving that energy, we will have the forecast and latest on the market impact coming up as we continue on markets now. no one is talking about a down market but here are some winners on the s&p 500. dagen: this is what is coming up on the next half-hour of new technology that can help nfl officials and change the game looks, potentially. leading the charge as energy prices react to the bitter cold in thin the midwest. and not great news for stocks. we will dig into that even further. and a 1% on your christmas list who loves coffee? they gift for them. in short supply this year than even last. nicole: that is right. this will be hot demand item. seems somewhat irrational to some a
the economy probably added around 173,000 barrels last month alone. we will preview friday's government report. we have international trade coming along with productivity and cost. at 10:00 a.m., we get new home sales and ism nonmanufacturing. finally this afternoon we have the fed's beige book. 21 of the 30 dow components actually declined yesterday. the blue chip index dropped for a third straight day. this was a little bit of a drop because, again, three days in a row we haven't seen anything like that in several months. if you're wording about investor securities, the gauge rode to a six-week high. this morning, u.s. equity futures are indicated up slightly, up by about seven points. s&p futures down by over a point. nasdaq up about a point. and the ten-year note, this is what we've been watching so closely. the ten-year note at some point is yielding 2.8%. >> exactly. >> that's been driving the direction for a lot of these things. moving up yesterday was around 2.78. but 2.8 is where people start to sit up and take note. >> just under 16,000. vix at 14. ten-year, 2.8%. i'm not ready to sa
nightmare of a cruise ship. good morning, everybody. stocks finally good news on the economy means good news for stocks. nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange to explain it all. nicole: we are seeing something have not seen in some time, some big gains, green arrows. triple digit gains in the dow jones industrial. we have not had an up day where at the closing bell we had i anp arrow for the dow. since before thanksgiving, since last wednesday. it is welcome especially for the bulls, but for right now it looks like we will be snapping our winning streak we have seen. up 8 of the last straight weeks, but last friday the dow closed 16,086, so some way to go with that. some all-time highs worth noting. you are hot on these names. 1064. back to you. dagen: i'm smiling because two of my favorite people on the planet are here. two of my favorite people. here to talk about this, the newest news on employers. 243,000 jobs in november beat estimate by more than 20,000 people. a five year low of ninth round. labor participation rate, the number of people in the workforce looking for wo
, and the result is an economy that's become profoundly unequal. >> mr. obama in professor mode had stats. america's top 10% now earn half of all u.s. income, up he said from 1/3. ceos he said used to make 20 to 30 times what workers do, now he said make 273 times more and the top 1% of americans who have net worts now 288 times what a typical u.s. family has. >> that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain, that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. >> reporter: he wants at least a higher minimum wage and an extension of emergency unemployment benefits. the president said when budget talks get going obama care will not be on the table because, he said, his plan is ending one of america's worst inequities, unequal access to health care. larry. >> thanks very much, steve handelsman. we appreciate it. i'm going to say it again with all due respect to mr. president, growing income inequality is not the greatest challenge of our time. we need strong economic growth. that's the biggest challenge. i need a ri
forward, not only the turnaround in the united states in the terms of the economy but the globe. the only thing that concerns me about the emerging markets is if the feds does start to taper back what is that going to do to those emerging markets and are they at more risk as a result of a fed pullback? >> any kind of rise in interest rate is going to kill in emerging markets. we've seen that so far. here's what i'm optimistic about. maybe an early budget deal, maybe obama care gets less messy. little optimistic maybe. maybe the economy gets better incrementally. here's the thing the thing is going to turn on. can janet yellen pull off the great deal, convince the world tapering is not tightening? does she have that power and influence? that's the wildcard. >> i don't think -- see i think the market will make that decision, because we've seen that with ben bernanke and the current fed. they've tried to say taper isn't tightening but the market is going to make that interpretation and that's going to be the struggle for the fed next year. >> the honeymoon will be very short, very short hone
the economy so far had not been strong enough to make its time to taper, but now that has changed? >> the economy is certainly doing better. the lead indicators, manufacturing, some of the retail numbers have certainly improved since we last talked. employment numbers are eight bit better. still not great, but it is better. the lagging one is the inflation. i think things have improved enough that maybe the injured forward enough. i suspect a very legitimate debate to move at the december meeting. so it is coming in the next few months. connell: let me go back there one more time. you talk about the fact valuations in several areas were stretched now here we are 16,035 or thereabouts). now the economy is picking up, the market still above 16,000 the pullback with friday's big again. what about the valuations as you see them today? >> they were the triple digit nasdaq companies, some of which are still fairly expensive. the market overall i don't think you can power the table and say it is cheap anymore, but it is not expensive relative to my other choices. so dependent on the u.s.
to the economy and will i make as much money next year and will i have a job. so all of thee things and it seems to be more so on people's minds because confidence numbers are dropping and that is a trend that we are seeing since the beginning of october. neil: that has been what you believe, rigt? >> a lot of people are expecting health carcosts to rise another new tax that will calm on consumers. there are a lot of things that have hit the economy, concerns about the government shutdown, concerns about his health care plan, that hasranslated into not a lot of new jobs. a lot of the numbers have been disappointing and people see that. for people that are working and haven't lost their jobs, they probably feel confident that they can go out and spend some money for the christmas season. but no one is feeling gregarious because there is a lot of uncertainty about the economy and at th sam time, we have a 7% consumer savings rate and that is all the way down to 2% now. what we are seeing is consumers have chipped away at any savings they have had and have very few bullets left in the chamber here
to tell us what it means for the to be american economy and the global economy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on with obamacare. as a business owner, i'm constaly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i t 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me th unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital o. chse 2% cash back or double miles on every purchas every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that health care law spends too much on the
if this fragile economy had any legs. now we're seeing those legs. one thing i was really encouraged by was the slight increase in labor force participation rate. you can see that across a lot of h-cohorts. the only one that went down was initial one 16 to 25. other than that the other cohorts they were rising. that sort of increase lakreescrease legitimizes increase. >> and people retiring who might have stayed in the labor force during the recession. things look like better. they're retiring. the unemployment being where it is may stay down there despite the upward pressure may not be as high as some thought. haum more months before we hit 6.5% on the unemployment rate? >> i have believed for a long time we'll see 6.5% unemployment rate by the fourth quarter. keep in mind, even with today's federal reserve flow of funds data showing another record increase in household network worth. a lot of people that lost money in the financial crisis they got it back and are even ahead of the game and they're feeling more comfortable. this they want to retire they're retire.
? >> very much like peter said, many want more evidence the economy is indeed strong enough that they feel comfortable to pull back a bit because the last thing they want to do is pull back and have to reverse course. they stop asset purchases twice before only to come back in again. they don't want that to happen. december is a tough time to start tapering. a lot of people are on vacation, the market is very thin. the last thing they would want to do is potentially make a move leading to an exaggerated reaction in the bond market because again you have this. it will be a 2014 story. cheryladam: why not the january meeting? is that too soon? speak a lot of people have turned their forecast focus to . you don't have it press conference afterwards. you can always announce the decision to start doing press conferences after every meeting and that would put january into play. between the leadership transition, the fact they will not be doing new forecasts. we are looking for a very weak fourth-quarter gdp number. could only be half to 1%. adam: let me play devil's advocate. gdp in the last qua
into the nation's economy when you divided it out, it was about $400,000 per child. the problem with a government stimulus is you pick the winners and loser rs. with this stimulus i'm talking about, a free market stimulus, you simply leave the money in the hands of those who have earned it, so the customers have pickeded out the successful people. those people get more money. like i met a young man, young african man who has his own restaurant. his first question is do you have any tax breaks for me for my business. that's what what would do. help people in business and trying. >> but i don't have to tell you senator, republicans have a steep hill to climb in inner city neighborhoods. in detroit in november, 97% of detroit voters supported president obama. 2% voted for rom thi. the black unemployment rate nationally is still 12.5% and right now, president obama is calling out the gop for what he says is your party to extend long-term unemployment benefits. take a look at what he says. >> for decades, congress has voted to offer relief to job seekers, including when the unemployment rate is lower
of taper. it gives them comfort that the economy is doing well. i think friday's job report and some other items recently, i think investors are getting comfortable if it does happen in december. >> if it does happen, they say the fed is more likely to wait and happen next year. what is the fed going to be looking at at this point? you see a stronger jobs number. it's tough for a hawk to say that the feds have a definitive breakout pattern. >> that's right. our economists are saying the fed is probably interested in trying to begin the taper process. i think january is a better date. i think that will help. if we can see spending, we'll see how that will be a factor. >> you said at the end of november that december is likely to be a pretty strong month for the market. last week was a down week. what do you think the month will bring at this point? >> i think investors will want to finish the year strong. i think they're optimistic about 2014. there's still a bit of performance chasing taking place. then our position data we track, hedge fund and mutual fund data and broader macro fund posi
to the economy. the effect that it could have, people have to have the wherewithal. if it did not have the appropriate planning where we get the money? many people live paycheck to paycheck. they have to look to the investments to liquidate which may not be the best with the rise in the interest-rate, the rise of the stock. gerri: interesting. >> it really becomes important for people to plan now so that they can have the cash or with all. gerri: to you think this will have an economic effect? >> absolutely. gerri: people been yanking money out of stocks and savings, looking under every politician that they can find to find the money to pay this tax bill. >> yes. and that will take effect in april. and people will see that. and that trickle-down effect will hopefully be able to have people working effectively so that when they can minimize the taxes ifs. gerri: it is just so funny. a lot of this is because of obamacare, because the four will correct. like somebody tweeted the other day, i like to obamacare. ides is not to not realize i was paid for it which is exactly what will happen
on the economy. investors, not all of them, rejected that good news on wall street. we will be talking with moody's chief economist john lonski. it's not just the mullen isles, americans just don't trust each other anymore. we explored our countries trust deficit. robbie leatherwood will speak with us next. reporter: vice president aydin in asia, trying to keep the chinese are starting a military conflict. former army four-star general jack keane on what the administration should do next as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us know who's coming. the carts keep everyone on the right trac
. they are expected to rise slightly to 318,000. in the meantime, a revision to gdp is seen showing the economy grew if a pate of 3.2%. both of those reports will be out at 8:30 eastern time. at 10:00, look for october factory orders. in europe we'll get an interest rate decision from the bank of england at about 7:00 eastern time and one from the ecb at about 7:45. the european central bank is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its final policy meeting of the year. last month, though, policymakers surprised the markets with a cut in the interest rate to a record low of 0.25%. we'll check in with ross westgate in just a few minutes. >>> the dow and the s&p are now on a four-day losing streak. this morning, futures are around the flat line. down by about 2.5 points for the dow, down by 0.5 for the s&p and the nasdaq is up by 4 points. november same-store sales will be coming in throughout the morning. cosco's comps rose by 2% during the month. that was short of what the street had been expecting. you had lower gasoline prices and weak foreign currencies. both of those ended up hurti
in economy. jobless claims below 300,000, what is this, new strength in america? >> we're going to have to go, the fed said over and over again we're going to need to see three or four months of good economic figures. let me make it as simple as possible. the battle, the war next year, the wages fought on this floor and wall street is between two calms. those that think that qe is responsible for the rise in equity prices and those that think the economy is improving and justifies the rise in equity prices. they're going to battle it out in 2014 and the fed is stuck in the middle. we've got an exciting year ahead of us. stuart: in five seconds, whose side are you on? >> i'm on the side, the qe way outpaced the economy. main street has been left out. stuart: thank you very much, scott shellady. check the big board, here we go, off and running and strong news on the economy and the market has opened lower, pointing to a loss of 30, maybe 40 points when we're fully off and running. now, this, it's the world's largest mobile market. china, 700 million potential subscribers and now apple inked a d
you have a slow economy like we had in the 70 the rich very often get richer but the poor get poorer. that didn't happen during the reagan era, did it? >> no, it didn't. look, it's not just the obama administration's fault. it's the bush administration's fault. the cheap dollar policy creates financial bubbles. who can take advantage of financial bubble? the rich. the poor always have to sell out at the bottom. number one. number two, the regulatory creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama has made it very difficult to expnd in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction and so on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on theother hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> as we've seen under president obama, david, the exact opposite happens
something happens quick for the economy to catch up, i'm not necessarily agrees there's a crash, but a -- >> pullback. >> what would kill this rally is a sit spike in interest rates. >> we're over it. we had a global bond market sell-off today. >> by the way, mr. shiller, professor shiller may protest a little too much. he has this big theory about the stickily cal adjusted p.e. ratios, where he takes the prices by the average earnings. while it's high, he himself has had hits own index didn't consider the market to be overvalued. it's alternates high. this is his own index right now. >> the other issue is those who believe the market is propped up by the fed. that's been an issue for some time now, but it's gaining rather a lot of traction one an increasing number of people. because -- today there was an article in waerge, but how put the foot on the gas, and is there concern about fed policy and -- and people are becoming concerned. listen. at some point they have to pull the trigger and start to taper. when will it be? march? june? a year from now? that's what gets frustratin
on the list, very small gdp, small economy, to run. you get into a bigger economy situation, you didn't see china on the list either. you get into the big -- >> you think it is apples and oranges. >> i think it could be 92 your "forbes" subscription is cancelled. >> in middle class, in states where i am from, they have trouble with small businesses now because of the tax codes. we're printing money. >> how m many are they really paying, what are they paying. neil: 29%. >> more than everyone else that is not good. >> how many of largest companies pay zero. neil: also those pay full price, oil companies pay full price, you can average it out, but there is something big going on, psychologically this is a stain that building up over theears, high profi cases got it rolling but i tell you there is something going on. >> i agree. that is why i blame obama administration. i am not trying -- >> i blame rick. >> i blame you. >> we have a since of entitlement. >> where are we going with wonder woman? >> to dc . neil: asking twitter to help pick its 2013 person of the year, we went to twitter to vote
employment rate hit a five-year low of 7%, an encouraging sign for the u.s. economy. the job creation news sent stocks soaring today, a rare sign. the dow added 199. the s&p 500 gained 20. the nasdaq finished ahead 29. for the week, the dow lost 0.4 of a percentage of a point. to break down the jobs report for us is melissa francis in new york. she's the most of "money with melissa francis" on the fox business network. the jobs number better than expected. still not robust, but pretty good? >> absolutely. it was better than expected. most economists were looking for less than 200,000 jobs, 203,000 is what came through. 7% unemployment. that is the 60th straight month we have seen employment over 7%. if you look at the average amount of money earned per hour, the number of hours worked per week, those ticked up slightly. and the participation rate is so important. last month it was at a 35-year low. it has ticked up, but just slightly. 63% of people out there consider themselves part of the workforce, either working or even looking for a job. that means that the rest of the population has g
the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair, alan greenspan. >>> and as we approach the first anniversary of the new town massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy. i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a gps special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here's my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language cadence and manners from the 1930s, 40s and 1950s. he reminded me of the great national leaders of the post colonial world who led their countries to freedom. he had the same way of speaking and dressing, the same dignity and bearing, the same sense of history. and mandela was a throw back to an early time. who changed the course of history. 27 years in prison had kept intact his manners, but also his morals. hi
is the appropriate agency of resolution for so many of these problems and our society and our economy? >> i couldn't agree more. i think if they left us more -- gotten aetna, cigna, united and the blue cross plans in a room together and said let's figure this out. why don't you go on the website for us, it would have been a lot more successful and done a lot more quickly. i think the more they delegate to private k350e7bs, the better off they'll be. they're learning it the hard way. >> they're learning it the hard way. i take your point that these are good people, smart people, but not really the people i, frankly, give a damn about. i'm concerned about the american people, the people who have been promiseduch by an administration that seems to be capable of very little. the idea that we've gone through, over the last three fiscal years, they've raised over $50 billion in revenue for the affordable care act. they're on track right now. there will be an additional 500 can we put that up, $50 billion collected, 2010 through '12. then, of course, this year and next -- through the ne ten years, we'll
the transition to a new economy, where the federal reserve is not playing that much of a role, can happen. that's what bernanke told us what could happen. it would be amazing as a swan song if it does happen >>> speaking of the fed, front page of the business sentence, the first sentence of ben apple balm's fed piece. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to retreat. >> we're in a weird moment here. when i looked at the pan aklee of knees, not a lot of bad. not a lot of land mines. >> we had this conversation and promptly went down for a few days. >> true but the difference might be that the news flow is very positive this morning. it is indicative of the year. sisco buys a company, u.s. air. no one is thinking they will do that. here is a stock that's been stuck at 33. >> the other one is stuck, period. >> then, we have gilead and this is like apple with china mobile. this is the moment in time that people think, that's new. they create reasons to buy stocks. i was on the phone with somebody who was very big in p.c.s. this has really accelerated. >> p.c.s? >> yes. that's the reasoning behi
forget that one of the backbones of our economy for years was your little community banker. hundred million a hundred million dollar or less pinkerton knew you by name. >> you are absolutely right. neil: my first one i ever got was from a small community bank who apparently took pity on me. they wouldn't even give me a second look. so i'm wondering what the reverberations are businesses, regular individuals who need money, have future good standing to get money. >> yes, i think that is a big part of it. 70% of jobs are created by small businesses. small businessman or woman is able to shake the man's hand and be able to get alone like you did and he was able to create more business and hire more people and increase the economic activity. nowadays, business owners look at that as an algorithm. if you fit a profile, you get a loan and if you do not, you don't get along. if you look at the fdic regulations, what dodd-frank has done, pounds and pounds of regulations, and you look at all that you say that if i am an investor, what i want to invest in a little bag? and i don't think it's
's economy. america's economy, what about this great? this seems to be contrary you would think that renewable energy would save energy but the opposite seems to be true. >> yes, the problem is that renewable energy, wind and solar, it is more expensive and right now they are producing about 5% of our electricity. well as coal reduces about 40%. natural gas and oil produces a substantial amount also. so here the government is trying to get us to switch to a more expensive fuel and at the same time, one that is difficult to store with wind and solar. gerri: we know it is more expensive, we are paying for them and the taxpayers are paying for all of this, either through tax breaks or the green energy companies or other kinds of write-offs. but at the end of the day, why can the grid not handle it? what is a technical issue? >> it is difficult. they turn and they create energy, it is difficult to get that energy over to the coast and we generate a lot of wind energy in the country. and it's difficult to get overlooked where it's needed. and once you start trying to get it out elsew
for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for our economy. >> but, as the unemployment rate is heading in the right direction, will this wage hike have jobs taking a hike? hi, everyone, thisis "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. the bulls and bears. gary b. smith. tracy burns. john nas max ferris. along with bernard whitn. will pushing the minimum to the max push out jobs just as they're coming back? >> yes, absolutely, this is the wrong thing to do in an economy that's showing some signeds of recovery. remember, they're targeting the wrong people. this is a great union and democratic slogan to say, look at the ceo, how much he's making. you can't raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? take mcdonald's nor example. they will tell you, they don't set the wages for the local franchises. these are your moms and pops. these are your neighbors out there. they can't afford -- they don't have huge margins to raise the wages to $15 an hour. remember, if you want to help poverty this isn't the way to do it. the earned income tax cret does it. take this
more positive news on the economy, lower on the statement that the fed will real in the stimulus. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange on track for a fifth day of declines. nicole: we come off of the lurch and worth noting technology stocks, and attack have been nasdaq moved into the green moments ago for the nasdaq. up four points at 2,049. the s&p and the dow have down arrows. 15,823, and the loss is just 24 points. keeping an eye on the fear index, some strength in retailers, and what the fed will be doing. j.c. penney under pressure again, topsails coming in for j.c. penney and the lot of analysts say those 6 months are they're looking at markets, whether or not they believe some funding for next year. cheryl: thank you. huawei adam: the world's largest carrier may be carrying the iphone according to the wall street journal's china mobile, will likely author the phone later this month so what does this mean for companies? with more details and to break it down. >> to give some perspective, seven hundred million subscribers, the number of users of verizon in th
at headquarters buying goods thinking it's moving out the door, but the economy is-- consumers are telling something different. stuart: you're famous for going into the stores with your video camera and pointing out messy stores, stains on the floor, in this case lots of product lying around unsold, but you know, wal-mart's always like that. a lot of discount stores, big box retailers, they are kind of messy, target's not, i got that, but a lot of the rest are, and are you reading too much into this. >> they came out on black friday and set unrealistic expectations, 29 cent towels and a remarkable quarter. i say no way jose, and they're going to have to mark it down. they have he an issued two warnings and-- >> they won't issue the warnings report until next february. >> correct. stuart: if they do that, the stock will go down? >> i think it will continue to underperform, and where it will get hit are those that supply the company. stuart: and working people and middle class people are getting a squeeze in this particular economy, do you think that's hitting wal-mart and their inventory? >
's imagine ten million people lose their jobs, we expect to fall off in spending. but the economy is certainly better today than it was in 2009, so -- >> i want to put dollars and cents to this. this is the difference in the cbo projected savings. they're projects $222 billion in a year from medicare and medicaid from this slowing of health care costs. the sequester is $87.9, and the cuts to food stamps is $23.8 billion. >>> i have been on twitter all day about this, they can't find a single positive thing to say about the law. literally it could bring people's health care costs down to zero, they could cure cancer, and conservatives would be shouting from the rooftops that it's a disaster. i think this california thing is hysterical. in part because it's the sort of natural conclusion of the republican panic about this. they vote in mass against the law even though it originated in republican ideas. they vote to try to repeal it unsuccessfully. the website they think will sink it, and then they just throw toilet paper at it. >> and in the absence of a website that wasn't malfunct
in jobs. does president obama deserve credit for improving the u.s. economy after a surprisingly strong employment report? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a ten-day mourning period is under way for one of the most influential leaders of our time. we're learning more about the final tributes to nelson mandela. stand by for that, and for my special conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african president didn't see eye-to-eye but first, the breaking news we're following. >>> a brutal winter storm turns deadly. at least four people have been killed on icy roads in the southern u.s. we're seeing a dangerous mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and bone-chilling cold, and it's creating hazardous conditions from texas to tennessee and beyond. now a one-two punch of weather misery is on the way, affecting both coasts from now through monday. we have team coverage beginning with our meteorologist jennifer gray at the cnn weather center. jennifer, what's going on? >> well, we are getting that one-two punch. we have this on
fuego, with demand outstripping supply. and if the economy keeps improving, things will get even better for the hotel operators. hilton is, in fact, the world's largest hotel chain. it's under a number of brands, not just hilton. waldorf astoria, conrad, doubletree, embassy suites, hampton, homewood suites. now it's expected to price next thursday at $18 to $20 a share. i want to give you a head start to focus on this one. a little over a week, stock's trading under the symbol hlt. at the midpoint of that range, this would be a $19.3 billion company and the stock would be fairly expensive by most metrics. however, i still think it makes sense for you to try to get in on the hilton deal. let me tell you why. i think it's likely the stock will pop on the first day of trading, as has been the pattern for the vast majority of ipos this year. some of that is because hilton is private equity backed ipo by blackstone. blackstone took the chain private in 2007 and now they're spinning it off again as a private company. last month we saw another hotel play from blackstone come public. i'm talkin
in detroit is over a billion dollars that would stimulate detroit's economy. >> basically a flat tax but flat nonetheless. >> absolutely. flat and very low. we also look at regulations and try to get rid of the owner's regulations that's making it expensive for city government and for businesses to locate in detroit. we think if you combine all of this, that it would be the model for how you would rescue cities across the country but any impoverished area. we have impoverished areas in eastern kentucky. we think this same plan would rescue them and parts of louisville and other major cities. >> maybe the country while you're at it. we have had five years of spread the wealth. you didn't build that. share share economics. where has obama failed detroit? >> here's the problem. the president says let me tax houston, send it to washington, then i'll pass it out to some other part of the country. by doing so, he picks the winners and losers. he picks which businesses he thinks will succeed and then he gis them money. but too often this becomes sort of a kroeny capitalism where the government takes
of upcoming book, it's worse than you think, the u.s. economy and th the dece of the middle class. and trey, welcome. chris, i don't remember sales going down, a big deal, what do you make of it? >> i wish i could make better news of it. we have record unemployment. we have zero wage growth. we have 48 million people, americans on food stamps, last time i hecked santa does not take ebt. it snow surprise this sale -- it is no surprise that sales were down. >> shopper spent -- how much is that? per family? 423 down from 423 in 2012. >> i think this question requires maybe a big picture approach, holiday shopping started early this year. retail me not conducted a survey. survey. 40% of shoppers started in september. it might have taken a bite out of the blacky sales. and there was a 21% jump in cybershopping monday. it might plan out. >> it always goes up, double digit? >> i don't know if much. last year was the biggest on-line shopping day in history, we were expecting a 15% jump. >> another big question, who won out, is it bricks and mortars or on-line? >> amazon. every other promotion i ha
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